Tim Hortons expands electric vehicle charging station pilot
Partners with Plug In BC to install six new stations along the West Coast
OAKVILLE, ON, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - For electric vehicle owners in British Columbia, Tim Hortons is now fueling road trips in more ways than one. The company has announced the expansion of their electric vehicle charging station pilot launched earlier this year in Oakville, ON, by unveiling six new charging stations at restaurants throughout B.C.
Tim Hortons announced the pilot in February in an effort to study the technology, its usage and opportunities.
"We have been thrilled with the results of the pilot so far. Usage of the charging station in Oakville has surpassed our expectations and we received many calls with requests to expand the pilot," said Paulo Ferreira, Senior Director, International Strategic Restaurant Design and Building Standards, Tim Hortons. "With more than 3,300 eligible restaurants across the country, we continue to look for opportunities to expand the pilot and contribute to the EV infrastructure."
The BC expansion, supported by the Province of BC's Community Charging Infrastructure Fund and Koben Systems Inc. (KSI), placed charging stations strategically in Nanaimo, Langford, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Abbotsford and Coquitlam to create paths within the province, allowing guests to travel from restaurant to restaurant strictly on electric power.
Tim Hortons offers charging stations as a courtesy to guests, at the following restaurant locations:
-- 1812 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC -- 845 Goldstream Ave, Langford, BC -- 1384 Main Street, North Vancouver, BC -- 6641 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC -- 1861 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC -- 1450 United Blvd, Coquitlam, BC Tim Hortons Inc. Overview Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks, including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso shots, specialty teas and fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 31(st), 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,288 system-wide restaurants, including 3,453 in Canada, 808 in the United States and 27 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. or to arrange an interview, please contact: Alexandra Cygal firstname.lastname@example.org 905-339-5960 SOURCE: Tim Hortons To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/May2013/30/c2982.html CO: Tim Hortons ST: Ontario NI: RES NP -0- May/30/2013 12:00 GMT